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Heliotrope, Cosmos and Petunia

The scent of the Heliotrope is just wonderful, not for nothing is its nickname Cherry Pie. The bees love it too.

Heliotrope with Bee

They also love the Cosmos.

Cosmos

I saw this pretty

Petunia

Petunia at the garden centre and want to grow it ourselves next year.

 
 

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Fannie Farmer, Lunch and A Dahlia

I love BBC Radio 4! Today’s treat was Broadcasting House where cookbooks and recipes were discussed. Gillian Reynolds’ favourite cookbook was The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, a book I was given in 1979 by my Brother and SIL who were living in America and one which I still turn to for inspiration. G R’s favourite recipe was for Lemon Pudding, one I haven’t made for years and must do again before too long.

Fannie Farmer Cookbook

I had no idea what to do for lunch today but there was an Aubergine, some Spinach and some Chestnut Mushrooms in the fridge so I turned to BBC Good Food, put in the ingredients and the following came up: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2899/aubergines-filled-with-spinach-and-mushrooms

Aubergine filled with Spinach and Mushrooms

It was delicious!

Last night’s wild weather took down our Runner Beans (now recovered) and various flowers. This rather top-heavy Dahlia is now indoors.

White Dahlia

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2018 in flowers, Food, Photography, Postaday2018

 

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Castle, Monkeys and John Clare

Walking home from town today, we suddenly caught an unusual view of Carn Brea Castle from just near our house.

Carn Brea Castle

Our Three Wise Monkeys are now in charge of a floriferous Begonia which was yellow when we bought it, changed to pink soon after and is now this lovely peachy colour.

Begonia

This morning on Radio 4, I heard this beautiful poem by John Clare being read but I missed the introduction so don’t know why it was chosen.  The summer has not been ‘beaming forth’ today as temperatures have plunged from 30C to 15C and the skies have stayed grey though the last many weeks past, we have had the most glorious sunshine.

Sonnet by John Clare

I love to see the summer beaming forth
And white wool sack clouds sailing to the north
I love to see the wild flowers come again
And mare blobs stain with gold the meadow drain
And water lillies whiten on the floods
Where reed clumps rustle like a wind shook wood
Where from her hiding place the Moor Hen pushes
And seeks her flag nest floating in bull rushes
I like the willow leaning half way o’er
The clear deep lake to stand upon its shore
I love the hay grass when the flower head swings
To summer winds and insects happy wings
That sport about the meadow the bright day
And see bright beetles in the clear lake play

Looking it up, I discovered that ‘mare blobs’ are marigolds – what a delightful name!

 

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Flowers, Bubbles and Singers

It was the 2nd Redruth Monthly Street Market today and once again, it was full of colour and fun, stalls and singers. The hanging baskets around our town are looking gorgeous.

On the Clock Tower, on the corner of Market Way

The Buttermarket was hung with bunting, someone was blowing bubbles, people sat around drinking coffees and cold drinks …….

Bubbles and Bunting

………. and listening to The Red River Singers singing Cornish songs and shanties. A lovely happy morning was had by all. I love our little town!

The fabulous Red River Singers

 

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Serenity, Day Lily and Violas

Just beyond the car park where I park to sing on Thursday mornings, is a garden where this statue stands, speaking to me of Serenity.

Statue in nearby garden

Our white garden is fading and blues and oranges are taking over that patch.

Day Lily

The veg trough is full! We need to eat more salads and I need to bake more cakes so that I can decorate both with Violas.

Edible flowers for cake decoration or in salads

 

 

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Gnomes, Flowers and A Poem

On the walk to school, always delightful chatting to the LiveWires, we pass by a garden full of golden gnomes and other ornaments.

Golden gnome garden

Outside one of the coffee shops are a pair of planters.

Colour on the High Street

LiveWire No3 is practising for a Poetry Slam next week. This is her poem –

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Eating black bananas
Where do you think he put the skins?
Down the King’s pyjamas!

Anon. Taken from “Slurpy Spaghetti”

 

 

White, Blue and A Flag

We awoke to find two beautiful White Poppies in bloom.

White Poppy

We have some more Blue Poppies and we love them too.

Blue Poppy

My choir, The Ingleheart Singers, sang at Open Studios at Krowji in Redruth today. The flags around the site were delightful.

Flag at Krowji

 
 

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